Det Norske Veritas (DNV) are responible for the distribution of the OREDA handbook, we kindly refer you to the DNV webshop if you wish to purchase the handbook. The OREDA 2009 handbook is sold for NOK 4 250 per copy (Volume 1 or Volume 2) and NOK 6 400 for both handbooks (Volume 1 and 2) including shipping/handling charges.

The fifth edition of the OREDA andbook was released in 2009 and is split into two volumes:
Volume 1 – Topside equipment
Volume 2 – Subsea equipment

As focus in OREDA has been on collecting subsea data in the phases from which data in these books originate, less topside data have been collected than in past OREDA phases. To obtain a reasonable population for presenting reliability data for topside equipment in the 2009 edition, some data issued in the previous 2002 handbook (4th edition) have also been included. The 2002 edition included data collected during OREDA phase IV and V (1993ñ1999).
Compared to the 2002 edition, there are some minor changes in the reliability data presentation. For the subsea volume, however, data is presented at more detailed taxonomy and application levels than the 2002 issue. The main changes are:
Topside equipment:
Active repair time and restoration man-hours are both given with their mean and maximum values
Subsea equipment:
Failures modes and corresponding failure rates are given for each subunit / component and each severity class both for the whole equipment unit and equipment unit subdivided in relation to application
Failure mechanisms (previously termed Failure Descriptor) are given for each failure mode. The number of these failures categorised as Critical and Degraded, plus totals, are summarised separately.

Topside handbook (Volume 1)
System Equipment class Data from 2002 edition Included in 2009 edition New data in 2009 edition Total data
Phase IV Pase V Phases VI + VII
No. of units No. of units No. of units No. of units
1. Machinery 1.1 Compressors
1.2 Gas Turbines
1.3 Pumps
1.4 Combustion Engines
1.5 Turboexpanders
75
56
56
32
160
75
8


52
23
2
131
88
212
98
10
2. Electric Equipment 2.1 Electric Generators
2.2 Electric Motors
26
128
6
15
32
143
3. Mechanical Equipment 3.1 Heat Exchangers
3.2 Vessels
3.3 Heaters and Boilers

148
11
17
50
1
4 21
198
12
4. Other Topside Equipment 4.1 Fire & Gas Detectors
4.2 Process Sensors
4.3 Control Logic Units
4.4 – 4.5 Valves
779
69

331
139

10
576
918
69
10
907
SUM TOPSIDE 290 1732 827 2849
Subsea handbook (volume 2)
5. Subsea 5.1 Control Systems
5.2 Flowlines
5.3 Manifolds
5.4 Pipelines (SSIV)
5.5 Risers
5.6 Running Tools
5.7 Templates
Wellheads & X-mas Trees
17
59
29
85
42
5

83
105
251
77
4
104

15
179
122
310
106
89
146
5
15
262
SUM SUBSEA 320 735 1055


Most importantly, the 5th edition of the OREDA handbook includes data from phases VIII IX and X. In these phases, the data collection has been focused on subsea equipment. An overview of the content of the various handbooks can be found in the table and the graph below.

History of the handbook
Edition Published Phases included
1 1984 I
2 1992 I – III
3 1997 III – V
4 2002 IV – V
5 2009 IV – VII

A new release of the OREDA handbook (6th edition) is planned and under development. It will be published upon the completion of the current OREDA phase, XI, which is scheduled in 2015/2016.

The OREDA 2009 handbook will give you a unique data source on failure rates, failure mode distribution and repair times for equipment used in the offshore industry. Such data are necessary for reliability as well as risk analyses.

Possible applications are:

  • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) analyses
  • Regularity studies.
  • Risk analyses.
  • Planning and scheduling of maintenance, inspection and testing.
  • Cost benefit studies.
  • Selection of alternative system designs.